Driving Lessons

World-wide studies show that it takes 350 hours of driving experience for the average person to become a good driver. The Queensland  Graduated Licensing system was implemented to ensure that new drivers undergo about 350 hours driving before they are issued with an Open Licence.

West Moreton Driving School has a staff of experienced Driving Instructors who would like to help you through the licensing process. We recommend that your first few driving lessons take place in a dual control vehicle with a qualified instructor to set you on the correct path. Every hour spent with a West Moreton Driving School instructor counts as 3 hours in your logbook.

West Moreton Driving School offers:

  • To arrange suitable lesson times for you
  • To start your driving lessons from home, school or workplace
  • To drop you off where you like
  • The choice of Automatic or Manual cars
  • Lessons tailored for your individual needs
  • Driving lessons 7 days a week
  • To book your driving test for you

Contact Us now on 07 3288 6022 

First Steps

Here is a summary of the steps involved in getting your first Licence.

 Graduated Licensing 



 1. Get a Learner Licence

  • Must be at least 16 years old 
  • Require evidence of identity
  • Must be medically fit to drive
  • Must have a good knowledge of the road rules 
  • Must pass the written road rules test



 Medical Condition

 Road Rules

 Practice Test 

 2. Driver training and experience

  • Record 100 hours of accumulated on-road driving
  • experience in your logbook
  • When driving you must display L-plates front and rear
  • Must obey the No alcohol limit
  • Must only drive while supervised

 Learner Logbook

 L - Plates

 Zero alcohol limit


 3. P1 licence 

  • Must have held Learner Licence for at least 12 months
  • Must pass your practical driving test
  • When driving you must display red P-plates
  • Must obey the No alcohol limit

 P1 Licence

 4. P2 licence

  • Must have held P1 Licence for at least 12 months
  • Must pass your hazard perception test
  • When driving you must display green P-plates
  • Must obey the No alcohol limit

 P2 Licence

 5. Open licence

  • Must have held P2 Licence for at least 12 months
  • or 2 years if under 25 when P1 licence issued

 Open Licence

Information sourced from the following websites:

 Department of Transport and Main Roads

 Queensland Government

Leave Your Phone Alone

Increased penalties for mobile phone offences

The Queensland Government has announced tougher penalties for drivers who use their mobile phone illegally while driving.

From 1 February 2020, the penalties for illegally using a mobile phone while driving are increasing from a $400 fine and 3 demerit points to a $1,000 fine and 4 demerit points. This is to help deter people from this dangerous behaviour.

Research shows using a mobile phone while driving can be as risky as drink driving. A driver's response time while texting on a phone is comparable to that of a driver with a blood alcohol reading of between 0.07 and 0.10.

The increased penalties mean that some licence holders, like learners and P-Platers, could lose their licence from just 1 offence.

smartphone hand

Double demerit points will still apply to all drivers for a second mobile phone offence within 12 months. This is another $1,000 fine and 8 points and could cost most people their licence.

Bicycle riders will also be fined $1,000, but no demerit points will be issued.

While the penalties are increasing, there are no changes to the current rules for mobile phone use while driving.

 Read more about the rules for mobile phone use while driving.

(This information is copied from the Queensland Government website)